Jaipur – Day 2

Our Rajasthan trip was in December. Honestly, I didn’t know that it gets cold in that place.In my mind Rajasthan was always a hot burning desert. I live in the extreme south of this nation and here we have only two seasons – rainy season and non-rainy season. Literally. We don’t experience any extreme climate. Well…

Jaipur – The planned beauty – Day 1

Jaipur was our last destination of Rajasthan trip. We reached Jaipur early morning by bus. And like in every tourist places of India, the taxi driver took us for a ride which was so not planned but so much financially benefited for him. While I travel I feel that there is less good people and…

Kumbalgarh fort

I loved walking around here clicking pictures. Surprisingly, there was no audio guide available at this place. So I think this one is not as historicaly important as the other forts built by Mewar.Still, its the birth place of Maharana Prathab. And the place where Udai Singh, the founder of Udaipur was grown up. Panna…

Ranakpur

When I woke up from the Chittorgarh dream, I saw a small beautiful village outside. That was Ranakpur. It is  located between Jodhpur and Udaipur and this place is famous for the most magnificent Jain temple in India. The temple is dedicated to Adinatha, the first Thirthankara. The temple is built in light colored marble….

Chittorgarh – The story of Rani Padmini

From Udaipur, we took a short trip to Chittorgarh, to see a semi demolished fort which was once the capital of Mewar. As per our plan we were supposed to spend only half of the day there, as we had Ranakpur also in our chart for the same day. We left Chittor by noon, but the…

The Royal Udaipur

Udaipur is like a beautiful princess. So elegant, so modest !! During the reign of Maharaja Udai Singh Udaipur was found and declared as the capital of Mewar kingdom. Jodhpur was still there which served more towards business as Jodhpur had well connectivity with major trade zones like Delhi and Gujarat. Chittorgarh was another capital of Mewar…

Jodhpur – The blue city

When I landed in the earlier Rajput capital Mewar, I wasn’t expecting to see anything but the remaining prospers of the Rathore clan. I wasn’t disappointed. Instead I became happier to hear some unheard stories on the Rajput’s. Let’s start with a small story my audio guide told me. Rao Jodha was a powerful and popular emperor of Rathore clan. He conquered…

The Vibrant Rajasthan, India

This time we put the dart on Rajasthan….oh, the royal beauty. I was very attracted by its majestic history, sand dunes and the lush forest….Rajasthan got it all. So here is the story of how we planned and executed our trip. We were in Delhi for a short period.. It was not our first  trip…